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“Everyone at the Table!” Government of Canada announces the first-ever Food Policy for Canada

From: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada June 17, 2019 – Montreal, Quebec – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Canadian foods are recognized worldwide for the highest standards of quality and food safety. Responsible for one in eight jobs across the country, our food sector is a powerhouse of the economy, particularly in our rural communities. However, more […]

by ahnationtalk on June 17, 2019212 Views

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How to break the pipeline logjam: MLI study by Joseph Quesnel and Ken Coates

OTTAWA, ON (June 17, 2019):  As the June 18 deadline for federal Cabinet to approve the Trans Mountain expansion project looms and an election campaign approaches, Canadians of all regions are reminded how critical oil and gas pipelines are to Canada’s economy. Moreover, controversial bills affecting energy projects, such as Bill C-48, Bill C-69, and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 17, 2019263 Views

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Governments and project managers need First Nation input at development table: Sharleen Gale In The Toronto Sun – MLI

June 17, 2019 The key to continued First Nation success will not be found in changes or advancements to government programs and services. Instead, it’s rooted in the willingness and leadership of governments and the private sector to support a new era of Indigenous business leadership. We must ask ourselves what is preventing First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on June 17, 2019168 Views

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MLI launches “A Mandate for Canada” project

OTTAWA, ON (June 14, 2019): How do we break the pipeline logjam? How do we move forward on reconciling with Indigenous peoples? Does Canada need a national pharmacare system? Is a carbon tax the best way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions? How should we deal with China? And the Trump administration in the US? As […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 2019175 Views

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MLI experts available for comment on C-48, C-69 and Trans Mountain

OTTAWA, ON (June 12, 2019): It has been a busy week in the national debate over the development of energy resources and the Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s experts are available to comment on what it all means for Canadians. The government’s legislation banning tanker traffic on the north west coast, Bill C-48, will go to a vote […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 2019165 Views

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Canada ranks in the middle of the pack for family-friendly policies among wealthy countries

NEW YORK and TORONTO, 13 June 2019 – Canada ranks 19th in paid leave available for mothers and is tied for last place in paid leave reserved for fathers or second parents, according to a new UNICEF report, which ranks 41 wealthy countries on their family-friendly policies. The UNICEF report — Are the world’s richest […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 2019199 Views

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Pipelines key to raising living standards in remote, poor Indigenous communities – Fraser Institute

June 11, 2019 CALGARY—A large number of small, remote and fairly poor First Nations in British Columbia and Alberta support pipelines because they stand to gain substantially from them, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. “Pipelines can be economic lifelines for many remote Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 2019217 Views

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MLI: Newman, Major warn of serious issues with C-262

OTTAWA, ON (June 4, 2019): The Senate Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples is currently considering Bill C-262, which aims to bring Canadian laws into harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). MLI Munk Senior Fellow Dwight Newman will be testifying before the Senate Standing Committee on the proposed legislation on June 4 at […]

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 2019152 Views

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Indigenous Access To Capital Is Necessary For Reconciliation: New MLI Report

OTTAWA, ON (May 2, 2019): By now, many Canadians understand that an increasing number of Indigenous communities are full partners when it comes to resource development in Canada.  Indeed, several First Nations are considering pursuing partial or even full ownership of the Trans Mountain pipeline. However, despite progress, many hurdles remain in place for First […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 2019357 Views

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Charting a Path to Economic Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples: New MLI Commentary

OTTAWA, ON (April 25, 2019) If Canadian policy-makers are serious about reconciliation, what should they be doing about it? To help answer this question, MLI has published a new commentary titled Charting a Path to Economic Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. This commentary sets out five concrete ideas to advance a real reconciliation agenda with Indigenous peoples. This publication […]

by pnationtalk on May 2, 2019178 Views

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